We’re now on to the quarterfinals round of the NBA 2K Players Tournament schedule. With that comes some intriguing matchups between NBA stars who showed out in the first round. There were some downright dominant performances including games from Trae Young and Andre Drummond. Will they continue to flex on 2K20? Here’s a look at the quarterfinals matchups along with when and where to watch them live.
NBA 2K Players Tournament Schedule: Quarterfinals Matchups
During the first-round results, we saw the field of 16 competitors whittled down to just eight in the updated 2K Tourney bracket. They’ll now square off in the quarterfinals with all four matchups from the NBA 2K Players Tournament schedule arriving on Thursday night.
The action tips off with No. 13 seed Rui Hachimura taking on No. 5 Devin Booker at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The Wizards rookie was able to hold off Donovan Mitchell in a thriller during Sunday’s 2K Tournament results. Meanwhile, Booker defeated Michael Porter Jr. to move on.
At 8 p.m. ET it’s No. 16 Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat battling No. 8 Montrezl Harrell of the Clippers. Jones scored a huge upset in the first round by eliminating No. 1 seed Kevin Durant. Harrell destroyed Damontas Sabonis in his matchup.
The third matchup on the NBA 2K Tournament schedule will feature DeAndre Ayton of the Suns against Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks. Young is the highest remaining seed at No. 2 and scored 100-plus in his quarterfinals win. No. 10 seed Ayton moved on with a win over No. 7 Zach LaVine.
The final game of the quarterfinals schedule will feature trash talker extraordinaire Patrick Beverly. The No. 14 seed believes he’s the best of the bracket and will take on the Cavs’ Andre Drummond, the tournament’s No. 6 seed.
How to watch 2K Tournament live on TV or online
Viewers can watch the NBA 2K Players Tournament schedule for Thursday, April 9 starting at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN2. The channel is available with many cable and satellite packages around the country.
For live stream viewing, cable and satellite customers can use the WatchESPN website or any of the mobile apps/channels available for select devices. These include Android and iOS mobile along with TV streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, PlayStation, and Xbox.
In addition, there are subscription services that include ESPN and ESPN2 as part of their live streaming channel packages. These include but aren’t limited to Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and Philo services. Some of these may offer free trial offers for new customers so it’s best to check out the individual site for details and any restrictions.
After Thursday night’s matchups have concluded, we’ll know which four players are heading into the semifinals of the NBA 2K Players Tournament schedule. That will bring us closer to the championship game where one NBA player will prove themselves the best of the group.
Check out how the 2K Tournament rules and format work for a refresher ahead of the quarterfinals.
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